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Spacious Lakefront Cottage and Guesthouse with All the Comforts of Home

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Last updated: 09/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Contoocook Lake cottage description

The “Cygnet Cottage” began as a stable in the 1890s and has been lovingly owned and updated by just two families since. Today it boasts a spacious main house and guesthouse with beautiful hardwood floors throughout, country and antique furnishings, and a state-of-the-art kitchen. Located on a protected cove of beautiful Lake Monomonack, the Cygnet Cottage offers peace and privacy plus endless opportunities for entertainment and relaxation.

The rental, which includes both the main house and guesthouse, is perfect for up to four families. The five bedrooms and four full baths offer comfort and privacy, while the large living areas and kitchen are perfect for entertaining large groups.

The main house has two large bedrooms upstairs, one with a king bed and one with a queen. Each has its own full bath. The guesthouse has two large bedrooms with queen beds, a smaller bedroom with two single beds, and two full bathrooms. There are also two very comfortable foldout beds that can be set up as needed in either house. Every bedroom has sweeping lake views!

The rental includes everything needed to make your stay comfortable and easy: high-speed wireless internet, fresh bath towels and sheets, beach towels, silverware and glassware, cooking implements and serving pieces, a gas grill, and washer and dryer. Also included are a ping-pong table, flat-screen TV set and DVD player, Apple TV with Netflix subscription, stereo with iPod hookup, fishing rods and equipment, board games and books galore for kids and adults. Both houses have central air conditioning, though due to the mild climate, you most likely won't need it.

The lake is steps from the house. There is a sandy beach area along shore, a 30 foot wooden dock, and a wooden swim float 100 feet offshore. There are two kayaks, two canoes, a pedal boat, a row boat, and an inflatable zodiac boat. Life jackets, paddles and all other necessary boating equipment are also provided. You can stay in the cove or head out to explore the 700-acre main lake. Native to the lake are loons, mallard ducks, beavers, painted turtles, bullfrogs, bluegills, perch, pickerel, bass and a great blue heron that frequently buzzes the house.

Feel free to email with any questions; the Cygnet Cottage is a wonderful place to vacation!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Considered:

                please email with requests to stay with pets...moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Master: 1 king


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                2 optional fold-out beds here or elsewhere...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedrooms 1 and 2 located in 2nd floor of main house; bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 located in 2nd floor of guest house....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 5: toilet


              • Bathrooms 1 and 2 located on 2nd floor of main house; bathrooms 3, 4 and 5 located on 2nd floor of guest house. Bathroom 5 located on first floor of main house....moreless


              • Television:

                Flat-screen TV. The house does not have cable. It does, however, have an Apple TV device with free on-demand movies and television shows....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Ping Pong Table


              • Away From It All
              • Family


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Water View
              • Waterfront:

                Sandy beach along water's edge...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Mountain Climbing
              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Swimming

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Seating at main table for 8; seating at second table (adjacent to first) for 4, room for highchairs...moreless

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Internet:

                    high-speed cable internet plus secure wireless network ...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Fireplace
                  • Wood Stove
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking:

                    outdoor parking for at least 5 cars...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Both houses have central A/C....moreless

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included


                      • Kitchen
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Oven:

                        convection oven...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Pantry Items:

                        extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, spices ...moreless

                      • Toaster
                      • Stove:

                        gas 6-burner range...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        drip coffee maker plus espresso pot...moreless


                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Tennis:

                        town courts at 2 miles away, hard courts...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        two kayaks, two canoes...moreless

                      • Boat:

                        14' aluminum row boat, pedal boat, inflatable boat...moreless



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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall 2014
                      Aug 31 - Oct 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      Spring 2015
                      Jun 6 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Summer 2015
                      Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Fall 2015
                      Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Tax Rate 9%


                      Rental is SATURDAY TO SATURDAY, checking in at or after 3pm and checking out at or before 11am.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 09/20/2014
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                      Car: Necessary

                      Mount Monadnock at 13 mi


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1989

                      About the owner: I grew up in New England, live in California, and enjoying coming back to New Hampshire as frequently as I can. There is nothing like the four wonderful seasons of New England!

                      Why the Owner Chose Contoocook Lake:
                      The Cygnet cottage has been in my family as long as I can remember, and we love spending as much time as we can there.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      The Cygnet cottage is nestled in the woods right on a lake, and offers ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. At the same time it has all the comforts of home, and the space to enjoy the company of many friends and family. It is also conveniently located at under 2 hours to Boston and roughly 4 hours to New York City.

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                      Speaks: english


                      • Main and guest houses

                        Main and guest houses

                      • Deck and lake

                        Deck and lake

                      • dining area with view into living room

                        dining area with view into living room

                      • Kitchen


                      • Master suite

                        Master suite

                      • Master bath

                        Master bath

                      • Second bedroom

                        Second bedroom

                      • Third bedroom

                        Third bedroom

                      • Fourth bedroom

                        Fourth bedroom

                      • Ping pong room

                        Ping pong room

                      • View from dock

                        View from dock

                      • Lake Monomonack: 700+ acres to explore

                        Lake Monomonack: 700+ acres to explore

                      • Beach area with dock and swim float on protected cove of Lake Monomonack, NH

                        Beach area with dock and swim float on protected cove of Lake Monomonack, NH

                      • Dining area and family room

                        Dining area and family room

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Loft and library

                        Loft and library

                      • Master suite

                        Master suite

                      • Second bedroom

                        Second bedroom

                      • Second bath

                        Second bath

                      • Fourth bedroom

                        Fourth bedroom

                      • Fifth bedroom

                        Fifth bedroom

                      • Beach area

                        Beach area

                      • View of main house and cove

                        View of main house and cove

                      • Oil painting of Cygnet Cottage by artist Michael Ryczek

                        Oil painting of Cygnet Cottage by artist Michael Ryczek

                      $400 - $557 per night (USD)

                      5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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